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Plastics by the Numbers

Plastics by the Numbers

By Eartheasy.com, Posted May 2nd, 2012

Understanding the differences between types of plastic will help you make better decisions in choosing and recycling plastics…

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My One Trashcan Challenge: 19 Months of Low Waste Living

My One Trashcan Challenge: 19 Months of Low Waste Living

By Geoff DeRuiter, Posted August 4th, 2011

From the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, to our overflowing landfills, it’s clear we should be using less plastic whenever possible. One example of an individual doing his part to reduce plastic consumption is Geoff DeRuiter, a young man living in Victoria, BC, Canada. In 19 months, Geoff produced only one small trashcan of garbage, an amount most of us produce in less than a week.

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No Impact Week, Day 2 – Monday: Trash

No Impact Week, Day 2 – Monday: Trash

By Aran Seaman, Eartheasy, Posted January 5th, 2011

Can wasting less improve your life?

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Let’s keep clothing out of our landfills

Let’s keep clothing out of our landfills

By Adrian Desbarats, Posted May 24th, 2010

Approximately 93% of all textile waste diverted to recycling is successfully reclaimed, yet 85% goes directly to landfills.

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Your New Car Is Made Of Old Carpet, Milk Jugs, and Ripped Jeans

Your New Car Is Made Of Old Carpet, Milk Jugs, and Ripped Jeans

By John Voelcker, Greencarreports.com, Posted October 27th, 2009

When you think of a brand-new, gleaming, 2010 model car rolling out of your driveway, what materials come to mind?

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BottleMania – How water went on sale and why we bought it

BottleMania – How water went on sale and why we bought it

By Elizabeth Royte, Posted January 28th, 2009

Elizabeth Royte’s new book explains why bottled water is one of the greatest marketing coups of the 20th and 21st centuries.

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